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'Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming's most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld.

EA No Longer Interested In Ubisoft, Sells Its Shares

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2004, EA shook up the industry by buying nearly 20% of Ubisoft shares, sparking speculation it was attempting a hostile takeover, but Ubisoft accelerated its expansion plans and claimed it had the means to remain independent. Now Wall Street Journal reports that a Ubisoft spokesman said EA was selling an unspecified stake in the French company, while another source close to Ubisoft said EA had given investment bank UBS a mandate to sell the entire stake.

'Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes Of Light' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes Of Light, previously known as Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden, boasts beautiful picture book visuals and an easy to control battle system. The game goes back to the basics and origins of the franchise, with a classic story of four young heroes embarking on an unforgettable adventure; a tale of dragons, kings, princesses and witches.

'All Points Bulletin' (ALL) v1.30 Patch Fix List

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Points Bulletin (APB) is a massively multiplayer online freeform combat and driving-based game. Players must decide which side of the law to abide by, as Enforcers, who take on the challenge of supporting and safeguarding justice, or as Criminals, who operate against the law and any opposing groups by any means necessary.

'GoldenEye 007' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GoldenEye 007 gives players the chance to use the lethal, gritty style of Daniel Craig’s James Bond to outwit, outmaneuver and overtake an arms syndicate that threatens the world in an innovative, modern take on the legendary GoldenEye movie adventure.

'Spec Ops: The Line' (ALL) Now Accepting Multiplayer Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spec Ops: The Line is a provocative and gripping third-person modern military shooter that challenges players' morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices affecting human life must be made. 2KGames is giving a limited amount of X360 fans a chance to participate in the upcoming multiplayer beta test.

'Madden NFL 11' (ALL) Demo Coming Soon, Details - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 11 captures the emotion and intensity of the NFL like never before. Whether you're a diehard football fan, gamer, or somewhere in between, Madden NFL 11 puts you in control of your favorite teams and NFL superstars and lets you feel what it's like to play on Sundays.

'Mega Man Universe' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mega Man Universe will be a revolutionary take on the seminal classic, setting course for a new chapter in classic gaming.

'Mafia II' (ALL) DLC Details Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mafia II immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940s-early 1950s scenario by fusing high-octane gunplay with white-knuckle driving and an engaging narrative. Players will easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.

'A Game of Thrones: Genesis' Announced

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Game of Thrones: Genesis is a strategy game, based on George R.R. Martin's novels A Song of Ice and Fire, that plunges you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Families that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros.

'James Bond 007: Blood Stone' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

James Bond 007: Blood Stone will lure players into an explosive third-person action adventure where they will unravel an international conspiracy across exotic locales. Players will experience full-throttle, behind-the-wheel action on land and sea while using the most high tech gadgetry known to James Bond 007, the world’s most skilled secret agent.

'Valkyria Chronicles II' (PSP) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story of Valkyria Chronicles II takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players will experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution.

'Sonic Free Riders' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Free Riders is a extreme fast-paced boarding game that, for the first time ever in a SEGA game, will allow you to twist and turn your way through a range of visually stunning courses using Kinect's full-motion body control.

'Breach' (ALL) Gets Delayed, Adds New Hardcore Mode

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Breach is a first-person multiplayer shooter that literally blows the floor out from under conventional military shooters, introducing new kinds of destruction that haven't been seen in any other game.

'Trapped Dead' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trapped Dead is a tactical real time strategy game where you and your friends control your characters in a 3rd person isometric view through a mature Zombie survival scenario inspired by the successful Horror movies of the early 80s.

Rock Band Music Store to Get Bad Religion and The Stooges Tracks

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Vindictus' Shows Off Prologue - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vindictus is the first physics-based multiplayer online action role-playing game that combines stunning visuals with high-speed combat.

Trion Worlds Shows Off 'Rift: Planes of Telara' and 'End of Nations' At GamesCom

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, will host the European debut of Trion Worlds, Inc., as well as set the stage for two of its MMOs. For the first time ever, gamers will have hands on time with Rift: Planes of Telara and End of Nations.

'The Guild 2: Renaissance' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Guild 2: Renaissance begins in the last day of a dark age when clergy and nobility had a stranglehold over all of Europe and the vast wealth of a few noble families was obtained through the blood and sweat of the commoners.

Ignition Entertainment Shifts Focus To Digital Download Titles

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UTV Ignition Entertainment will focus on development and publishing of a new benchmark of quality games content for current and emerging direct-to-user platforms including Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Steam, Facebook, Google Games, and Apple touch devices.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Test Drive Unlimited 2'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on July 16, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2010 - Post - E3 2010

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online.

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 16, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies that tell the story of Harry's first four years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 offers an engaging mix of magical gameplay and lighthearted humor.

It's Not The Years, Honey, It's The Mileage.

by Rainier on July 16, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under MOTD

Happy Friday!

We have some plans this weekend, but to be honest, I have no idea what they are. Next weekend is concert time again, with Queensrÿche!  Yesterday we were supposed to meet up with Adam to check out 2K's Mafia II, but an unforeseen trip to the hospital ruined that plan.

Last night, we watched some Caprica, and just as we're about to give up on the series, we see a faint glimmer of a plot. Guess we'll watch the next episode and decide ....